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English Language Learners Course For Educators

English Language Learners – A Teacher’s Guide

I: Introduction Learning Outcomes: 1. Educators will learn how an EL learner is defined. 2. Educators will learn evidence-based and promising practices for working with EL students and their families. 3. Educators will understand their legal obligations for serving EL…

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Reading and The Brain

Introduction In recent decades, neuroscience has provided valuable insights into how the brain learns to read. Current research has made significant contributions in supporting efforts to improve students’ reading skills, by capturing the brain in the act of reading using…

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Project-based Learning

Introduction I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. --Confucius Project-based learning (PBL) has earned greater attention over the past decade from leading education reformers seeking effective strategies to incorporate 21st century skills…

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Brain-based Learning

Introduction The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Without it we could not dress ourselves, tie our shoes, drive a car, or cook a hotdog, let alone dream, invent, or create. Our brain is who we…

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The Integration of Technology and Education

Introduction According to the National Educational Technology Plan of 2010 (NETP), “[e]ducation is the key to America’s economic growth and prosperity and to our ability to compete in the global economy. It is the path to good jobs and higher…

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